News Release 2013-06-21/3


News Release 2013-06-21/3

News Release 2013-06-21/3 (AERNR2013-08)

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Alberta Energy Regulator monitoring effect of flooding on energy infrastructure

For immediate release

Calgary, Alberta (Jun 21, 2013)…

As flooding worsens in Alberta, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) continues to monitor industry activity. At this time, no incidents have occurred that present a threat to public health or safety.

Oil and gas producers are responsible for monitoring their facilities, ensuring they are operating safely, and notifying the AER should problems occur.

Should any incidents occur that pose any risk to public health or safety, the AER will ensure that all appropriate parties are notified and will issue news releases if required.

Complaints and emergencies related to the environment or energy operations should be reported to the 24-hour response line at 1-800-222-6514. Compliance officers who answer the 24-hour line are trained to assess the situation and will ensure that the appropriate agencies are contacted and emergency responders dispatched if necessary.

The Alberta Energy Regulator ensures the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of hydrocarbon resources over their entire life cycle. This includes allocating and conserving water resources, managing public lands, and protecting the environment while providing economic benefits for all Albertans.

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For more information, please contact:

Bob Curran, Public Affairs
Phone: 403-297-3392
Media line: 1-855-474-6356